BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tingo, the only site that automatically rebooks travelers at the lower rate if a hotel drops its price and automatically refunds the difference, just repaid a customer with its highest refund to date. Tingo refunded a happy customer named Lisa, with over $5,500 after the price of her Hawaii hotel room dropped, saving her 58% on her original reservation.
Lisa booked a hotel on Tingo in February, planning to stay five nights in late August for an annual trip with her husband. Before she booked, she wasn't very familiar with the site, but when she saw that Tingo offers Price Drop refunds she decided to give the site a shot. While sitting by the pool in Hawaii, Lisa got the email from Tingo saying that she received her refund, and she spontaneously decided to use the funds to stay in Hawaii for an extra week.
Lisa says, "Tingo is the perfect partner to ensure your trip is flawless. No more wondering if the person next to you got a better deal at your hotel as Tingo takes away all of the guessing and stress, and does all of the work for you. Within two days of checking out, I had a credit of $5,500 on my credit card, just as Tingo said I would."
From the Tingo Team
David Krauter, President of SmarterTravel, the company which owns and manages Tingo, says, "Every price drop refund is a win for our customer. However, this one takes the cake. Had Lisa booked elsewhere, she would not have gotten over $5,500 back, automatically. It was especially exciting to hear that she used that money to spontaneously extend her trip by a week—that's why we built Tingo in the first place."
Tingo™ is the only site that automatically rebooks its travelers hotel rooms at the lower price if rates drop—and then automatically refunds the difference to their credit cards. Tingo is part of Smarter Travel Media LLC, a TripAdvisor, Inc Company. Tingo and the Tingo logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Smarter Travel Media LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. TripAdvisor is either a registered trademark or trademark of TripAdvisor, LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 375 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 250 million reviews and opinions covering 5.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl, www.besttables.com and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, and www.virtualtourist.com.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2015
**Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique users, Q2 2015